We have lots of horse chestnut trees in the neighborhood; but only one English chestnut tree that I know of, in a public park. I've gone there to harvest the fallen chestnuts a few times -- but then don't know what to do with them. (note to self: take gloves next time).
Do I dry them in the husk? How do I de-husk without doing serious damage to my hands? Carrying a plastic bag of them home today was a bit like carrying a porcupine in a bag.